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Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil CHAPTER 2 – PRESERVED AREAS IN BRAZIL NATIVE VEGETATION CONSERVATION Brazil is and will be increasingly recognized as an agricultural and environmental power. The en­tire grain (corn, rice, soybeans, beans … ), fiber (cotton, cellulose … ) and agro-energy (sugarcane, energy forests … ) production occupies 9% of the country, entailing

Indians Don’t Want to “Live in the Pre-Colonial Period”

Paresis Indians want to expand farming and master up-to-date technology.   This year, the Paresi people of the Utiariti indigenous land proceeded to harvest with up-to-date technology the nearly 4,000 hectares of corn they had sowed. In February, their modern machines had harvested 9,000 hectares of soybeans, according to a report in the daily Folha

Avvenire’s Eco-catastrophism: Fun but Worrisome

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The ecologist delirium In the Catholic camp is reaching unimaginable heights. A great example of this is the daily newspaper of the Italian Bishops’ Conference. It is difficult not to notice the eco-catastrophist drift affecting a whole section of the Catholic world these days. Convinced of faithfully following the guidelines of Pope Francis, bishops, parish

Monsignor Bux: The Instrumentum laboris “Is the umpteenth attempt to ‘create another Church, an already tried and failed experiment’”

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The Instrumentum Laboris for the next Synod on the Amazon, to be held in Rome from October 6 to 27, is drawing serious criticism. Lately, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, a prominent Church historian, issued an authoritative critique of it. In order to delve deeper into this matter, I interviewed Msgr. Nicola Bux, an expert on Synods.

Pachamama Worship and Combating Free Enterprise

Those who follow liturgical celebrations and episcopal ordinations more closely will remember the investiture of the Bishop of Arica, Chile, Moisés Atisha, in which all the bishops in attendance, including the Nuncio, participated in an indigenous pagan “celebration” invoking the spirits of the still non–evangelized Aymara Indians. At the time, they gave no explanation about

Vatican’s Amazon Synod appears bent on agenda that borders on nature-worship…where’s the Gospel?

As we approach the 2019 Pan-Amazonian Synod, scheduled to be held in October, the organizers are becoming more and more open about their goals. In the name of learning from, and protecting, the tribal peoples of Amazonia, the synod appears bent on promoting a radical form of environmentalism that borders on nature-worship, not to mention romanticizing

Is Global Warming Really Happening?

For politicians, celebrities, journalists, the United Nations, and Pope Francis, the belief that mankind is causing a steep rise in temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere is more than just a theory, but an article of faith. According to this belief, man’s production of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, is the primary cause of an unprecedented

Indigenous Anthropology: A Cultural Revolution that Threatens Christian Latin America (IV)

Indigenous Anthropology: A Cultural Revolution that Threatens Christian Latin America (IV) Equating man with animals Egalitarian materialism reduces man, created in the image and likeness of God and endowed with intelligence, will and sensibility, to the category of mere animal: God established an admirable order in creation and put animals, endowed with remarkable instinct but

Cardinal Burke: Amazon synod working doc is ‘apostasy’, cannot become Church teaching

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Cardinal Raymond Burke said that the working document used for the upcoming Pan-Amazon synod organized by the Vatican at the request of Pope Francis amounts to “apostasy.” The Cardinal made this comment when asked in an August 13 Youtube interview whether the working document known as the Instrumentum Laboris for the October 6-27 Synod may become definitive for the Catholic

Amazon Synod or Vatican Council III?

For Catholics, the panorama in the Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church is becoming increasingly dark. The leftist offensive being prepared through the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon foreshadows a true revolution, not only in the way we understand the Church but one with apocalyptic repercussions for the entire world order. The recently published